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CNN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
senate armed services committee hearings on president's obama nominee to the secretary of defense. former republican senator from nebraska chuck hagel. and right now, two of senator hagel's allies, former senators sam nunn of georgia, a democrat, and former senator, john warner, a republican of virginia, testifying on his behalf. i'm here with gloria borger. gloria, a few days ago, you sat down with vice president joe biden and one of the things you asked him about was this criticism that the president's new foreign policy team, senator former john kerry, the new secretary of state, and chuck hagel are two dullish. let's play that clip. >> for four year, the real president obama has exercised force responsibly as boldly and as as bravely as any president in american history. this is a guy who has not backed away and he's also ended wars that almost every military man out there will tell you we should not be engaged in again. the idea of getting engaged in a ground war in a country that's in transition is not a prescription any military man would suggest. and to suggest that two --
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
former republican senator, republicans are expressing opposition to his nomination since president obama nominated him more than three weeks ago hagan tried to damp down much of the bipartisan criticism. chuck schumer, democrat of new york, key democrats shelved their skepticism and say they support him. it's not decided whether all 55 democrats are in his camp. hagel has to win over, assuming he has 55 he has to win over just five of his fellow republicans. only one republican senator thad cochran of mississippi said he is in favor. let's go to capitol hill with chief congressional correspondent dana bash. usually when a president nominates a senator, it's a no brainer, he gets the support of all his former colleagues, we saw that with john kerry, despite being a liberal democrat almost every republican voted for him to be secretary of state. dana, why has this been a heavy lift for president obama even though chuck haguele is a former senator? >> reporter: >> it really is fascinating, you're exactly right, jake, generally there is a deference given to the club or former members of the
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 10:00pm EST
controls. and only two, proposed by president obama and senator diane feinstein. the husband of gabrielle giffords giffords, mark kelly, was there. >> the shooter in tucson showed up with two third round magazines, one in his nine mm. he unloaded the contents in 15 seconds, very quickly, happening very fast. the first bullet went into gabby's head, bullet 13 went into a nine-year-old girl named christina taylor green. if he had a ten round magazine, let me back up. when he tried to reload one 33 round magazine with another 33 round magazine he dropped it. and a woman grabbed it. it gave the people around him the time to tackle him. i contend if that same thing happened when he was trying to reload one ten-round magazine with another ten-round magazine, meaning he didn't have access to a high capacity magazine, and the same thing happened, christina taylor green would be alive today. >> the case against banning high-capacity magazines and assault weapons was made anecdotally by witnesses in favor of high-capacity magazi magazines. but all the anecdotes were about people defending
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am PST
senators to smooth out the past differences. obama administration is optimistic hagel will be confirmed. >>> senators taking up a house bill to raise that debt ceiling. the measure would suspend the more than $16 trillion spending limit on federal borrowing making much needed cash available through may and there's a provision that would withhold pay from members of the house and senate if they fail to pass a budget by april. the bill is expected to pass and president obama has said he will immediately sign it into law. >>> this should be breaking news. twinkies are safe. hostess has come up with a deal to save the snack food. for details on that and a look at how futures are trading, we turn to jackie deangelis at cnbc world headquarters. probably been years since you had a twinkie. >> good morning to you. it has been years. i'm going to hold you in suspense on the twinkie story because it's so good. let's start with futures for a second. slightly lower this morning after we saw stocks losing a bit of ground yesterday. investors reacting to a report showing that the economy co
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
obama nominated the former republican senator for the position earlier this month. his nomination is come with some continue verysy. members of his own party have challenged his past comments on israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. >>> five things to know before you head out the door this morning. 35 new police recruits will graduate from the maryland transportation authority police training academy. the recruits have completed 29 weeks of academic and physical training. the new officers will be assigned to various facilities around the state. >>> today is recalling more than a million vehicles worldwide mostly corolla models. the recall is for faulty air bags and windshield wipers. they were sold model years 2003 and 2004 and so far the company says the air bag problem has caused two confirmed crashes and 18 minor injuries. >>> a lab retriever is top dog for 2012. that's according to the american kennel club. german shepherds earned second place on the list followed by the golden retriever and bulldog. >>> quiet waters park in anne arundel county. they will host a ravens' rally from 5
WHUT
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
goodman. the senate took up president obama's proposal to reform the nation's gun control laws with a high-profile senate judiciary hearing on wednesday. in a surprise an unannounced appearance, gabrielle giffords, the former congressmember badly wounded in the tucson shooting rampage two years ago, urged lawmakers to back and control. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our community, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. the violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now! you must act. the bold, the courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> appearing alongside the former congressmember giffords who was shot in the head was her husband, the former astronaut mark kelly. kelly said he and giffords represented millions of gun owners to support new restrictions in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre. >> we are both gun owners and we take that right and responsibilities that come with it very seriously. w
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
the next secretary of defense. chuck hagel, a former republican senator from nebraska should not expect a friendly reception on capitol hill this morning. >> president obama should choose someone else to lead the pentagon. >> reporter: texas senator john cornyn laid out the case on wednesday saying hagel is tough on israel and soft on iran. >> he simply does not understand the true basis of the u.s./israel alliance and he's the same person who suggested the united states might be able to live with a nuclear iran. >> some well funded groups have taken to the tv and websites with ads to oppose his confirmation. >> president obama says he supports sanction, hagel voted against them. >> but hagel has been aggressive in fighting the accusations. he made the rounds here on capitol hill to talk with former colleagues and clarify his position. >> senator hagel and i had a very good meeting to talk about the department of defense and its future as well as his role. >> hagel picked up a big endorsement on the democratic side when he won over new york senator chuck schumer. >> i can now say
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am EST
senate armed services committee. >> president obama nominated the former nebraska senator as the next u.s. defense secretary. his confirmation process is expected to be somewhat contentious, more so than senator john kerry for secretary of state. delia goncalves is live in our satellite center. she has more on hagel's battle as he goes before the senate. good morning, delia. >> reporter: good morning. it will be a fiery hearing on the hilda. senator kerry breezed through his confirmation process. it won't be as easy for senator chuck hagel, mainly because of his past comments that are literally coming back to haunt him. the 66-year-old vietnam veteran says his views have been distorted but his critics, and there are lots of them, say it shows a deep misunderstanding of the issues, including israeli-u.s. relations. some comments have been seen as pro-palestine, even as a justification for terrorism. the senator has even been seen as anti-gay. but his colleagues, including republican senator john coryn from texas are not buying his apology. >> i realize senator hagel is now repudiating
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 9:30am EST
be highly conditional. senator hagel's reassurance to me and my office that he supports the obama administration's strong stance against iran is significant. we look forward to hearing senator hagel today in some doubt on that subject. we will also be interested -- some depth on that subject. we will also be interested in hearing senator hagel's statement on the public statements is made on israel and the united states, that our policy of non-engagement with the syrians as, "isolated us more than the syrians," and a 2009 statement that "we should not isolate hamas," a terrorist organization. there is much to be explored at this hearing. but as we struggle with the difficult security challenges facing our nation, the president needs to have a secretary of trust,e in whom he has stresse who will give him unvarnished advice, a person of integrity, and one who has a personal understanding of the consequences of decisions relative to the use of military force. senator hagel certainly has those critically important qualifications to lead the department of defense. senator inhofe. >> tha
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 5:00am EST
original purchase. you missed that point completely. and i think it's basic. >> senator, i think you missed -- >> reporter: the nra says adding new laws would hit ordinary citizens, not criminals. >> that was kelly o'donnell. >>> this is the year for immigration reform that, is president obama's hope. he laid out his platform and timetable. >>> we know what's needed when it comes to border security. we know what's needed when it comes to dealing with employers who may unlawful hire undocumented workers. we know what a pathway to citizenship looks like and what the criteria should be. and so really the issue here is not so much technical as it is political. i'd like to see if we can get it done sooner in the first half of the year if possible. >> r. >>> and now to hope that remains in the search for a missing u.s. air force pilot off the coast of italy. lucas grunther and his f-16 is missing. his wife describes him as a self reliant outdoorsman and if anybody can survive something like this, lucas could. fog hampered the efforts but among the debris found so far, there is evidence he
SFGTV
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
, microstamping is here and not in use, president obama presented his plan. the senator presented her weapon's ban and mareilee has proposed legislation. >> there were two other measures that are discussed that are provisions in the new york law, one of them requires that anybody that is in some sort of a counseling or, mental counseling, devujing that they want to use a gun in the commission of a crime or do anything criminal with a firearm that needs to be disclosed to law enforcement like when it is a direct threat and the investigation into that person could then be through the court and be their guns could be taken away and where they reside, there could be no guns in that premises which would have taken care of mr. lanza and there would not be any guns allowed in that house. >> the provision where the guy shot the buildings on fire in new york and shot the firefighters as they responded and it is additional enhancement for harming a first responder, those will be two more adds that the law enforcement would love to see. and the public trying to get a handle on who exactly gets t
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00am EST
bipartisan group from the house is working on legislation similar to proposals by senate negotiators and president obama. the groundbreaking measure could be unveiled within a matter of days. president obama says he would like the whole process wrapped up in six months. >> it's been too long since we reformed the system. and we're starting to see a bipartisan consensus build around this. >> florida lawmaker mario diaz has seen a sea change on the issue on both sides. >>> senator kerry's seat has been moved on since he moved on to secretary of state. william mo cohen. cohen will be on the job until a special election in june. it's the first time in history there will be two african-americans serving in the senate. the other is tim scott of south carolina. >>> and congress is expected to hold another so-called bipartisan date night when the president delivers the state of the union address next month. for the third-straight year dozens of lawmakers plan to break tradition by sitting with members of the opposing party. it's all to symbolize the importance of working together. >> i'm sur
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am EST
middle east and how the obama administration is handling it. as senator john kerry takes over for outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton who has warned the reegets on it is not where it should be. chief washington correspondent james rosen live in d.c. for us now. seems as if the middle east has never been more unstable, james. the challenges for u.s. policymakers are extreme right now. >> reporter: that's right true, jon. it is all fallout from the arab spring which popular revolutions over the past two years or so have upended decade of authotarian rule in several countries. recent rioting in egypt following a court verdict against previous rioters led to the central government there briefly losing control of a key port city over this past weekend. president mohammed morsi, leader of the islamist muslim brotherhood fact shun already provoked large-scale protest with decrease he issued expanding his flowers. on a voice to germany, he sought to explain his 2010 statement calling jews desend ants of aprils and pigs. >> translator: children in egypt have grown watching images o
Current
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> immigration reform, senator rubio is trying to keep it a secret that he and obama are on the same page. we'll be right back. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> jennifer: you might be thinking mccain versus hagel or graham versus hagel is the only republican on republican in washington, well it's not. this is what david vitter said to laura ingraham about senator rubio's position. >> i think he's naive on this issue. this is the same old formula we dwelt with before when it was it passed in 1996. >> jennifer: naive an interesting word choice. vitter is concerned undocumented immigrants is going to gain citizenship before the border is secured. senator rubio did criticize the role that border security plays in obama's plan. >> security must happen. these promises have been made in the past about border security and they've never been kept. if we can't find a way to guarantee that, this b
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am EST
already passed the legislation. president obama said he will sign it if the senate fails -- rather, if it fails in the senate. the treasury warns the government may not be able to pay its bills in a matter of weeks. >>> 4:34. chuck hagel will tell a senate committee why he should be the next defense secretary. the senate armed services committee will hold hagel's confirmation hearing. the former republican senator and vietnam veteran will likely face tough questions, especially about his stance on israel and iran. he prepared by meeting privately with more than 50 senators and leaders of public interest groups. >>> right now, vice president biden is preparing for his first trip overseas for the obama administration's second term. he leaves today for europe. the white house says he'll visit germany, france, and the u.k. the vice president's first stop will be at the munich security conference. he spoke at that meeting four years ago at the start of the president's first term. >>> president obama says he hopes for some form of immigration reform this year. in an interview with telemu
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
rod blagojevich, convicted of trying to sell the u.s. senate seat vacated by barack obama in 2008. and this is in the new york post -- that article is in the new york times. on the front page of the wall street journal this morning -- it continues on the inside if you are interested in reading it for yourself. jason kidd in washington state, good morning -- jason. have your views on gun laws changed? caller: good morning. they have not. i watched the whole hearing. i was impressed by some of the arguments from both sides. what i liked the most was how the right-wingers stuck more to the facts. that's a huge thing that a lot of our society is not paying attention to in this whole debate. i am programs in the simple sense i want to be able to protect myself and my family. the senator from south carolina, i was really impressed. he made it very cut and dry. [indiscernible] a 5 shot revolver with 15 shots. bad people are still going to be able to get these things. it's going to happen. the guns are out there already. i am a law-abiding citizens. but if i wanted to go out and pick up a
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
colleagues at his senate confirmation hearing. >> president obama wants hagel to be his new defense secretary, but he had to work today to explain some past policy positions on israel, iran and iraq. danielle nottingham with the story from capitol hill. >> we would like an answer yes or no. >> reporter: senator john mccain grilled chuck hagel, president obama's defense secretary nominee, about his opposition to the troop surge in iraq. >> your refusal to answer whether you were right or wrong about it is going to have an impact on my judgment as to whether to vote for your confirmation or the. >> reporter: some republicans have said -- or not. >> reporter: some republicans have said they won't support hagel. he tried to address their concerns. >> i'm on the record many times on the floor of the senate and in the book i wrote in 2008 saying that iran is a state sponsor of terrorism. >> reporter: hagel served as a nebraska senator for 12 years. during that time he made controversial remarks about israel that are still under scrutiny. >> give me an example of where we've been intimidated by the
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
to clear the senate. >> another issue that we're watching out of d.c., president obama saying there is "no doubt that immigration reform and gun bills will get passed this year." folks have to say has the political climate changed that much? >> it certainly has, especially on immigration. you know, when the republicans look at the election results of 2012, you know, obama carried over 7-10 hispanic voters. the tide changed on that. you're seeing now, you know, senators michael rubio, senator john mccain, republicans are making an urgent plea to pass comprehensive reform, something that, you know, maybe even a year ago was seemed pretty unlikely or possible given the hard line stance that we saw republicans adopt in the 2012 presidential primary. so definitely a new urgency on part of the gop. >> the president seems to have good polling numbers. sean sullivan, thank you so much from "the washington post" today. >>> here's a first look at news going on around america. nasa launching a satellite into orbit from florida. this new equipment will improve communication with the internation
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm EST
senators are acting like this is new, all of a sudden we have a new obama foreign policy that chuck hagel is going to ram through somehow. for the last four years the president has been giving speeches, more importantly, acting consistent with a belief that we have to shift our view to conflict overseas, what acts of war we do prepare for, what we eschew and hague sel is sort in line with that thinking. this debate is not a new debate. obama has won election twice with this sort of policy. these guys are like generals fighting the last war -- >> and, of course, chuck hagel would be the first head of the pentagon who was a grunt, who was an enlisted man. this would be a very important gesture. there are enlisted men and women all owe over this country for whom this would be a big deal to have one of their own at the top. that has not been talked about nearly enough. >> we are going to leave it there and we will see, as you pointed out, how this unfolds over the next 24 to 48 hours to see if he makes it through. thank you, david corn and jonathan alter. >>> stay with us, much more ahe
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm EST
budget in the obama era and created the salary threat so senate democrats who have not do so this year. >> republicans tried to pass amendments that prioritize payments when cash runs first, pay interest first, social security and active duty military pay. and measure offsetting new debt with the matching spending cut. >> no gimmicks or timing shifts but these would be real cuts and growth in federal spending. >> democrats blocked each amendment. the no budget no, pay act sent unauthorred to the president for promiseed signature. >> the motion carries. >> there is no break in the battle. new deadlines loom. unless the two parties agree on a compromise replacement before then. plus, at the end of march, congress has to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year or risk potential shutdown. republicans want spending cuts noon more tax hikes. democrats want the opposite. the budget knife will start cutting automatically. >> bret: thanks. still ahead, we will take you to a place where plenty of great-paying new jobs and they train you for free. first, why is big labor in a big t
FOX Business
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm EST
east coast. president obama defense secretary nominee, former senator chuck hagel facing pretty tough questioning today before the arms forces senate. urging some senators not to write him off base in his earlier comments about iran and israel. the hostage standoff in a rural alabama town is ongoing this hour. negotiations are in contact with the suspect. he is a retired truck driver holding a five-year-old boy in an underground bunker. the man grabbed the boy off a school bus tuesday after shooting and killing the bus driver. those are your headlines. now back to lori. lori: thank you for that, greg. moving slightly lower. that said oil is up more than 6% over the last month. what is driving the trade to a? sandra smith from the pits of the cme. sandra: that is just it, the oil market tracking the stock market not just today moving lower, but it has been moving higher with this stock market for the duration of 2013. i don't just look at the date, they look at the week, the month, the year. this is despite the fact we have had weaker consumer confidence data, weak gdp, weak jobs
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 5:00am EST
confirmation hearing is today for president obama's defense secretary nominee chuck hagel. gop senator from has faced criticism republicans that is ot sufficiently pro-israel or tough enough on iran. they also worry about his for cuts in nuclear weapons. focus one will insuring that the u.s. military is preparing for any contingency. obama's second term starting off on a high note. a new poll found 60% of have a favorable impression of the president, is his highest rating since 2009. it found that he had more positive ratings than negative refused. >> john gonzalez is kicking goals, getting knocked by guys on the field during interviews. >> new orleans is bringing out john.st in >> wearing a purple boas. >> have the redskins called for me? >> we will talk. >> it is downright chilly in new orleans. all the events and activities the big game and are heating up. ne willygg and blai take the stage tonight. from the balcony's of the french onve music jackson's career and cajun food street, fans are doing it big easy style. gnets off ouri at the cafe. message. and there is an interactive makes ei
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 8:00am PST
capitol hill now. and a former senator who was loved and admired by colleagues on both sides of the aisle, that was until he was tapped by president obama to head the pentagon. chuck hagel is a little over 90 minutes into a senate confirmation hearing. but he's generally expected to survive. but if you remember that virtual lovefest a week ago, that was john kerry's hearing for secretary of state, this is not like that. cnn's chief congressional correspondent dana bash is watching the hearings. and dana, i was watching some of your reporting earlier on. as these hearings began to unfold starting at 9:30 this morning. you said stoic, i you described the panel. you these were long-term old friends who had a very different tenor in this room today? >> that's right. and i think at least early on, the statement, opening statement from the top republican, hagel's fellow republican on this committee, his name is jim inhofe from oklahoma probably says it all when it comes to republican skepticism and outright criticism of chuck hagel. listen to what jim inhofe said about and to chuck hagel. >> th
FOX News
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
learned, right? president obama nominee for the defense department. former senator chuck hagel already faced fierce opposition from those who question his position on matters in the middle east. >> i can not support a nominee for defense secretary who thinks we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on iran. [applause] bill: my next guest will ask some the questions today. senator james inhofe, republican, ranking member of the armed services committee. good morning to you. thank you for spending a little bit of time with us before the hearing begin. you met with chuck hagel two weeks ago. are you a yes vote or a no vote? >> no, i'm a no vote. i have a great deal of respect for him and great war record and all that, but he is wrong on the issues. i asked him to come by the office. i told hum i would be opposing his nomination. bill: if you're a no vote and you're opposing him and you asked him questions, specifically on what matter? >> well, you know, on his record. what he done for a long period of time, one of only two votes against the sanctions for iran many years ago. i was
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 4:30am PST
night to see if those vandals come back. >>> chuck hagel heads to capitol hill president obama's pick to be the next secretary. he will face the senate armed service committee for his nomination hearing. former republican senator out of nebraska, he should not expect a friendly reception, being soft on iran and tough on israel. the full senate could vote on the full confirmation next week. >>> coming up daytime talk show caught super bowl fever. how the ladies of the talk are showing off their love for the 49ers. and we have a live look at the superdome. yup. they are going to play some football there on sunday. we are gearing up for super bowl xlvii. and we'll be right back. >>> good morning. breaking news out of sunnyvale. many lanes are blocked, three lanes blocked northbound 101 approaching fair oaks avenue. 30 gallons of fuel in the big rig accident. there's a lot of debris in lanes. use 280, highway 85 as your alternates. we'll have much more on this plus the rest of your morning drive. already pretty busy out there. frank, back to you. >> thank you. >>> we have been sharing you
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 5:00am EST
guys. >>> a tough day ahead for president obama's republican pick for secretary of defense. senator chuck hagel prepares to fight against the critics at his confirmation hearing. we'll have a preview coming up in a live report. mike, back to you. >> thank you, delia. >>> it is 5:50. here are some of the stories making news. task force of connecticut lawmakers will now consider new measures with hopes of preventing more gun violence. the last of four public hearings on the issue took place at newtown high school last night. parents called for bans on semiautomatic weapons and others want more attention paid to the mentally ill. >>> former illinois governor george ryan is waking up at home this morning for the first time in six years after prison officials decided to let ryan skip time at a halfway house. the 78-year-old republican will serve the final months of his sentence on corruption charges under in-home confinement. >>> the rain we've been getting is causing much bigger problems in the southwestern portion of virginia. the storm there was strong enough to whip up some damaging
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm PST
of war up close. president obama wants him to help lead our country out of war and into peace. and, today, conservatives attacked him for it. >> senator hagel's record is deeply troubling and out of the mainstream. >> you continue to hold, i believe, extreme views far to the left of even this administration. >> my single biggest concern, senator, about the nomination, is the dramatic flip-flops. >> our concerns pertain to the quality of your professional judgment. >> far to the left? out of the mainstream? these republicans are clueless. this fight is really about the president's vision for america. it's about whether we should look before leaping into war. it's about focusing more on books than on bombs. that's what america wants. that's what they voted for. and the president is making it happen. joining me now is former democratic congressman patrick murphy. he was the first iraq war vet elected to congress. and john saltz, an iraq war veteran and chairman of vote vets dot org. >> let me start with you, congressman. why are these senators today really arguing about president bush
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
that's in transition is not a precipitation any military man would suggest. >> in many ways, obama's pick of hagel, who he forged a relationship with in the senate, then traveled with to afghanistan and iraq in july of 2008, along with cia nominee john brennan and incoming secretary of state john kerry represent a shift in the way the u.s. wages war and the president's attempts to put an imprint on u.s. foreign policy. today, hagel will have his first chance to publicly respond to his critics, in a 112-page questionnaire requested by the committee, hagel begins to do that on iran and israel. this is what he said in the questionnaire, and he'll be questioned about this today. on the questionnaire, i am committed to considering all options to counter iran and its aggression and to maintain u.s. support for missile defense systems in israel. translation, he's for unilateral military action if necessary against iran. more. "if iran continues to flout its international obligations, it should continue to face severe and growing consequences. while there is time and space for diplomacy, backed b
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
conditional. senator hagel's reassurance to me and my office that he supports the obama administration's strong stance against iran is significant. and we look forward to hearing from senator hagel today in some depth on that subject. we will also be interested in senator hagel's addressing troubling statements that he has made about israel and its supporters here in the united states, a statement in 2008, that our policy of nonengagement with the syrians, quote, has isolated us more than the syrians, and a 2009 statement that we should not isolate hamas, a terrorist organization. so there's much to be explored at this hearing, but as we struggle with the difficult security challenges facing our nation, the president needs to have a secretary of defense, in who he has trust, who will give him unvarnished advice, a person of integrity, and one who has a personal understanding of the consequences of decisions relative to the use of military force. senator hagel certainly has those critically important qualifications to lead the department of defense. senator inhofe? >> thank you, mr. chair
FOX
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
happen on capitol hill this morning. president obama named a former republican senator to be his next secretary of defense. chuck hagel is only supported by democrats. not a single republican is endorsing him. his hearing starts in 20 minutes. expected to get a grilling on his positions in iran, israel and cutting the defense budget. >>> also happening a vote on raising the nation's debt sealing so the government can borrow hundreds of thousands of dollars. the no budget no pay bill. it withholds the pay of any law maker who does not vote on a budget by mid april. >> all right. ahead this hour, a wager on sunday's big game. >> plus, an extra $400 million can be put to good use. that's according to counsel member. >> major cuts could be coming to the defense department. joins us after the break with a look at the affects and possible spending cuts. ding cuts. >> first, police in maryland are sporting new crime fighting technology by using body cams that attach to their bulletproof vests. the police chief bought 8 cameras. the department says the cameras not only benefit the officers bu
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 5:00am PST
, president obama's pick to become the next secretary of defense. hagel will face the senate armed services committee today for his nomination hearing. former republican senator out of nebraska hagel should not expect a friendly reception. some lawmakers say hagel is tough on israel and soft or iran. >>> and michelle talked to one new orleans resident about his pride for the city. and he has some love for san francisco, as well. plus how a young 49er fan is turning his hospital room into the ultimate fan cave. it's all coming your way. aren't you sweet! licensed phone-ups available 24/7. call 1-800-pro . 7 year old jacob murphy from sacramento county is a heart patient at packard child >>> a young 4er fan isn't letting his hospital stay get if the way of super bowl party plans. jason murphy is a heart patient at children's hospital in palo alto. he is kaepernicking there. cute kid. he turned his room into the ultimate fan cave. the second grader is hosting a big super bowl bash for his family on sunday. he has the menu all planned out. >> i'm going to buy a game day bucket. they are going t
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
answer that question. >>> and we begin with clashes on capitol hill with president obama's second-term cabinet facing its first real fight. the confirmation for chuck hagel has just resumed. hagel is again being grilled by his former senate colleagues to be the next secretary of defense. earlier no one brought the heat like hagel's self-described old friend john mccain. >> were you correct in your assessment? >> well, i would defer to the judgment of history to sort that out, but -- >> the committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge. >> i'll explain why i made those comments -- >> i want to know if you were right or wrong. that's a direct question. i expect a direct answer. >> the surge assisted in the objective, but if we review the record a little bit -- >> will you please answer the question. were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> when given a chance to respond, here is what hagel said. >> t
FOX News
Jan 30, 2013 4:00pm PST
express his view since president obama nominated him to take over for panetta. senator hagel faced criticism he is not tough enough on iran. senators will get to ask him about that during his nomination hearing which happens tomorrow. the experts say they did not see this coming. the economy in the united states shrink at the end of last year according to the commerce department. first slow down since the recession ended more than three years ago. economists say they don't think this means we are headed for another recession. wendell goler is live at the white house. it was a small drop today, but it did raise a lot of eyebrows, initially. >> well, you are right, shepard. the strongest quarter of the year was followed by a negative one. the slide blamed on dwindling exports, slow growth in company stocks and biggest decline in defense spending in 40 years. the economy went from 3.1% growth from july through september to a minus tenth of a percent last three months of the year. the white house both down played the decline and put part of the blame on republicans. >> home prices are
ABC
Jan 31, 2013 2:35am EST
legislation similar to proposals by senate negotiators and president obama. the ground breaking measure could be unveiled within days. president obama says he would like the whole process wrapped up in six months. >> it has been too long since we reformed the system. and we are starting to see a bipartisan consensus build around this. >> florida republican lawmaker mario diaz-ballard said he felt a huge sea change on the issue from both parties. certainly -- we talked about this all week, changing demographics in the country made this possible. they're going to get something done. certainly see action more easily and quickly on this than you will on gun control. >> of course the latino voting bloc. everyone came out in droves. if you are the republican party you have got to be concerned about that. you have to somehow change your message to attract that group of voters. the message before the election was, you know, let's shore up our borders. let's not worry about, immigration reform. and now we are hearing a different message. >> mitt romney talking self-deportation, mixed messages fr
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
stronger party or a congress that saw true froip between senators like hatch, obama and coburn. the odd couples, as they have, dubbed. i can't tell you why, but i too think it's possible this moment mazie a turn in the spirit of the senate. there are new whisper of desire for progress, rumors of new coalition, and a sense of possibility whether it is on energy, or immigration. i am deeply impressed by a new generation of senates who seem to have come here determined not to give in to the cynicism but to get the peoples' business done. i'm confident when today's freshman take their turn in leaving the senate, they will be able to tell new senators added to that list of odd couple and with any luck by then, it won't be odd. i leave here convinced that we can keep our republic strong. when president kennedy observed, i quote him, our problems are manmade, therefore they can be solved by man. he was talking about a much more literal kind of nuclear option than euphemism we use today. the vision is just as important for us to recognize in our time whether we're talk about the the ability of
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 2:00am PST
president obama's policy saying military options are on the table. >> he was one of two senators who voted against iranian sanctions saying we should negotiate with iran, not sanction them. >> reporter: hagel did support negotiations with iran with no preconditions. he said it's useless for any one nation, including the u.s., to impose sanctions alone. but he supported the multinational sanctions in place now. before the hearing, hagel had to fill out a questionnaire, basically outlining what he thinks about certain topics. he indicated he would work to try to extend benefits to gay and lesbian service members, to their spouses. and that he would continue to try to implement the women in combat policy, because ultimately he will make the ultimate call on whether some of those jobs can be open to women. >> chris, in your piece, we saw lindsey graham, john mccain, a bunch of people willing so say bad things about chuck hagel who is jumping to his defense? >> the office of senator thad cochran from mississippi said he will support chuck hagel. that's right now. from everything we're hearing u
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 2:00pm EST
former senate colleague he once called a friend. president obama's defense secretary nominee got tough questions from senator john mccain on his opposition to the 2007 troop surge in iraq. >> were you creek or incorrect when you said the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? yes or no? >> my difference to the -- >> answer the question. the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. i would like to answer whether you are right or wrong and then you are free to elaborate. >> mccain and hagel were long time friends before a major falling out over the iraq war. hagel endorsed president obama's military policies. country singer randy travis due in court in texas today. he is expected to plead guilt tow a misdemeanor drunken driving charge. he was arrested last august after running his car off a road. travis was naked and ready to fight when they arrived. the charge against travis as a misdemeanor could net him up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine. olympic great michael
NBC
Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
senator barack obama. >> he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud, that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. >> reporter: today, hagel's nomination has stirred controversy over his openness to engage iran and criticism of the israeli government. >> i cannot support a nominee for defense secretary who thinks we should be tougher on israel and more lenient on iran. >> reporter: but tom hagel still has his brother's back. >> we look at each other and say, you know e, what can they do to you? send you back to vietnam? >> despite strong opposition from many republicans, white house officials are now confident barring any unforeseen problems they have the votes to confirm hagel and will soon become the first vietnam vet to run the pentagon. >>> and trending today, what has you talking online. no worries, mon. the government of jamaica is endorsing a volkswagen super bowl ad labelled racially incentive to some. and a white office worker from minnesota so happy about his new car uses a jamaican accent and the jamaican minister says it
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
whether he votes for or against the former republican senator which was president obama's choice and they pressed hagel whether he was right or wrong to the influx of 30,000 troops. hagel said iraq took the u.s. focus off afghanistan. here's a portion of their conversation during this hearing. or? opposed? the motion carries. thank you. senator mccain? >> thank you. i'm pleased to see an old friend here before the committee, especially pleased to see senator warner and senator nunn , two senators who have contributed greatly to the defense. these questions are not reasonable people disagreeing, these are fundamental disagreements. our concerns pertain to your final judgment and world view on areas of national security, including security in the middle east. with that in mind, let me begin with your opposition to the surge in iraq. 2006, republicans lost the election and we began the surge. he wrote a piece in the "washington post" -- leaving iraq honorably. he said it's not in the national interest for the u.s. to deepen its military involvement. in january 2007, in a rather bizarre
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